A limited edition, low cost season pass is now available in Scotland that offers access to any of the country's five ski areas. Scotland's snow sports areas are hoping that good snow seasons come in threes after two good snow winters in a row.
The All-Areas Season Pass holders can take advantage of the best snow and best forecast weather conditions and head for whichever ski area has the best snow at any one time, (often conditions are markedly better on the western side of the country than the east, or vice versa).
The pass is valid from Dec. 2009 through to the end of Oct. 2010 and costs £439 for adults and £247 for children. Holders get a whole winter's snowsports and even an early season taster if there's good autumn snow - something which happens more often than many people realise. They are also entitled to spend some time on guaranteed indoor snow at SNO!zone, Scotland's indoor snow centre.
"The All-Areas Season Pass allows our skiers and boarders to choose east or west - wherever's best, in fact. The pass has proved popular in recent years, particularly following good periods of snow, as we have had the last two winters, and so I'd advise people to order their pass now, while it's still available." said Marian Austin, chair of ski-scotland.
Winter 2008-9 attracted many people to the Scottish snowsports areas who have not visited before, or not for a long time. All the areas reported a high number of first-time visitors who normally ski or snowboard abroad - a positive spin-off from the current economic climate.
"Winter 2008-9 had some great conditions for snowsports," continued Marian, "and of course we're hoping for great snow again for the coming winter.
"All-areas season pass holders will find that, wherever they choose to ski or board in Scotland, they don't need to queue for a ticket and, as a nice bonus, they will also be able to use their pass for a session at SNO!zone at Braehead in Glasgow too."